Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, 1969–73

Machu Picchu had been Hilary Bradt’s goal ever since seeing a black-and-white photo of the ruins, swathed in cloud. 

Alternative treks in Peru

There’s more to trekking in Peru than just the Inca Trail.

Where to go in November

All the most exciting places to visit this November.

A journey like no other

Alice Evans takes a team of 15 fellow university students on a trek to Machu Picchu.

Festivals in Cusco

Alexander Stewart explores Cusco’s colourful calendar of events.

The versatile guinea pig

As well as being a delicacy, guinea pigs play an important role in Indian rituals.

Brother, can you spare some rice?

This piece by George Bradt first appeared in the 1980 edition of the Peru guide.

Nazca Lines

Author Alexander Stewart discusses of one of South America’s most puzzling mysteries.

Colonial churches

Discover Peru’s most impressive religious architecture with our guide to the country’s best colonial churches.